Holidays in Costa de la Luz
A holiday to the Costa de la Luz will take away those notions of overcrowded beaches and package holidays and transport you to the coast of light. This is the Spanish coast as you have never seen it before; simple, laid back and drenched in sunshine. The Costa de la Luz is sweet, serene and serves up some of the best seafood you can find along the coast of Spain. Crystal clear waters, a rural way of life and undeveloped beauty means that when you come to the Costa de la Luz you are sure to find yourself.
Discover the wilderness
Costa de la Luz is the perfect place for exploring the gorgeous Doñana National Park, now a World Heritage Site and deemed Europe's most prized wetlands. In the array of National Parks you can spot the rare Spanish Lynx and even the highly sought after Adalbert's Eagle. Hikers and camping enthusiasts will adore the untouched grasslands and craggy coves of Los Caños de Meca. The tiny seaside village is a trip back in time with naturalists wandering the sands and fishermen casting their lines out into the deep blue hue of the Atlantic ocean.
Chilled out cities
The Costa de la Luz offers more than just wide open spaces and a stunning stretch of coast though, here you can also find the oldest city in western Europe. Cadiz is bright and bountiful and built on a slim peninsula that reaches out to the sea. The 18th century architecture, winding lanes and true tapas culture make it a bucket-list destination that is sure to please, so make sure you visit on your Costa de la Luz holiday.
The chic town of Tarifa is certainly a draw for those who like to get their hair wet. World famous for its fabulous water-sports scene and adventure, this small fishing village has made its mark. Now a cultural melting pot for young travellers, surfers, bohemians and artists, the lively little spot of Tarifa offers a laid-back lifestyle within the original castellated walls of this ancient town.
Most popular hotels in Costa de la Luz
Playa Marina Spa Hotel
Isla Canela, Costa de la Luz
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 55m
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Costa de la Luz Attractions
Coast de la Luz is an endless stretch of beauty just waiting to be discovered. The region offers plenty of activities whether you are looking to relax in an inspired rural setting or looking for action in the form of waves and long mountainous walks. The city of Cadiz offers fabulous attractions, excellent dining and an energetic nightlife. Whatever kind of holiday you want, you can find it along the Costa de la Luz.
Sun, Sea and Sand
Whether you choose Costa de la Luz holidays for sunshine or its scenery, there is a lot to offer and surprise you during your visit. The coastline gleams with golden sand that make up some of the finest beaches in Spain, whilst the fishing villages and Moorish towns are peppered with history and culture. Traditional life still reigns supreme here, so you can enjoy authentic Spanish food, sightseeing and evenings of flamenco dancing and local music. The summer season is welcomed by days blessed with 12 hours of sunshine across the Costa de la Luz, providing a happy setting for anyone who wants to enjoy the beach and some sunbathing. Temperatures from June to August reach around 30C, when the sea is warm and there is little, if any rain. Spring and autumn see comfortable temperatures from 14C to 29C, while the winter months offer mild weather with temperatures that range from 9C to 17C.
Dolphins and Beach Days
One of the main attractions of holidays to Costa de la LuzI is, of course, its beautiful beach. This bright coastline is the perfect place to take some boat trips, with whale and dolphin watching cruises leaving from Tarifa every day, travelling to the Strait of Gibraltar. You can also enjoy a day trip to the British territory if you feel like some home comforts, as it’s just a short drive from the area. Tarifa offers its fair share of entertainment, being home to the famous kite and windsurfing beach Los Lances, and sights such as the Castle El Guzman el Bueno and the Church San Mateo. If you’re looking for some more enegetic things to do you’ll find a whole host of activities and sports to choose from whilst staying here. Try water sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, fishing and jet skiing, play a relaxed round of golf on Islantilla, or explore the region with a horse riding trip.